Posted in: Center for Conservation Research

The power of products & pollination

Guest blog: Corinne Hannah, Horticulturalist, Calgary Zoo.

This summer the Calgary Zoo is challenging guests to take action to protect wildlife. This sounds like a tall order but small actions can lead to big changes to protect wild places. Perhaps these ideas will pollinate and take flight….
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New zoo centre will boost conservation

Guest blog: Greg Royer, Chief Operating Officer, Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo is excited about our plan to buy 333 acres of property near Strathmore as the new home for our Wildlife Conservation Centre. The new location gives us room to expand our award-winning reintroduction breeding programs for endangered species.

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In the field – Education staff vlog in Grasslands National Park

What is it like to visit the Conservation Research team during their fieldwork? Calgary Zoo Educator Melissa Ledingham got the chance this summer, and gave us a peek of the experience in her vlog!

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In the field – Education staff experience Grasslands National Park

What it like to visit the Conservation Research team during their fieldwork? Calgary Zoo Educator Andrea Beaty shares her journals of this summer’s experience.

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Rick Wenmen wins The Zoo and Aquarium Professional Award

Congratulations are in order! Our Devonian Wildlife Conservation Center Supervisor, Rick Wenman, was awarded the prestigious 2016 Zoo and Aquarium Professional Award from Canadian Accredited Zoos and Aquariums.

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Calgary Zoo Whooping Crane “grandchick” makes history in Louisiana!

Great news! This spring was a special one for whooping crane recovery efforts in North America.

Photo credit: Sara Zimorski, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
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A Prize for the Environment: Dr. Axel Moehrenschlager lectures at St. Andrews

The Calgary Zoo is paying a visit to St Andrews University in Scotland this week. What could we be up to? Why, we’re talking about conservation translocations (say that 5 times fast!)

Dr. Axel Moehrenschlager, the Calgary Zoo’s Director of Conservation & Science will be delivering the prestigious St Andrews Prize for the Environment lecture on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. As a scientist that is involved in conservation initiatives worldwide, including acting as the chair of the IUCN SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group, Dr. Moehrenschlager is honoured to be speaking to the residents of St Andrews about a topic that he believes so passionately in.

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International singer Kiesza raises her voice for gorillas

When it comes to her passion for gorillas, Kiesza doesn’t hideaway.

As soon as the international pop sensation heard about a new baby gorilla in her hometown, she immediately thought about how she could lend her voice and support to protect these endangered species.

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